"In our day it is not uncommon to hear statements like this: 'That person is a Christian, but he's lived his life in disobedience to God.' Impossible!
'I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.'
'That person has been a Christian for many years, but he's never grown.' Unthinkable!
'I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols...I will save you from all your uncleanness.'When God 'begins a good work in us,' He will never rest until every idol comes down and all filthiness is cleansed from our lives! He is determined to 'be our God,' and He will share us with no other!"
-Charles Leiter, Justification and Regeneration
(Scripture references from Ezekiel 36:25-32)